During pregnancy, you may have some concerns and discomforts as your body changes. Try these basic tips and talk to your doctor or nurse for more advice. Do not use any over the counter medicine or herbs without talking to your doctor first.
Cancer cells are abnormal cells. Cancer cells grow and divide more quickly than healthy cells. Some cancer cells may form growths called tumors. All tumors increase in size, but some tumors grow quickly, others slowly. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. This is called metastasis.
All babies cry, but some babies cry more than others. Sometimes you can tell that your baby is crying because your baby is hungry or uncomfortable. At other times, you may not know why your baby is crying. Your baby is just trying to communicate. Crying peaks at 2 months and a baby can cry up to 2 hours a day.
Being overweight puts you at greater risk for health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Make healthy choices each day instead of going on and off of diets. A slow loss of ½-2 pounds per week is best. If you lose too much too fast, you often gain the weight back.
Keep your home safe for babies and children. Share this checklist with anyone who cares for your child. Keep emergency phone numbers (doctor, fire department, poison control and 911) close to the phone. Teach your older children how and when to call 911 or other emergency numbers.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists have discovered why a compound found in grapes and grape products such as red wine shows natural cancer-fighting properties that might be important in preventing or treating the illness.
The work appears to explain the so-called "French paradox" -- the fact that French people experience lower rates of heart disease death and certain cancers despite drinking more wine on average than U.S. residents do.
Scientists found that the substance, trans-Resveratrol, or Res, modulates the activity of NF-kappa B, a protein that attaches to DNA inside cell nuclei and turns genes on and off like a switch, the scientists found. Res apparently helps turn off a natural protective mechanism in the body involving the protein that prevents cancer cells from being killed, as they should be.! r
A report on the work appears in the July issue of Cancer Research, a scientific journal. Authors are Dr. Minnie Holmes-McNary, a nutritional biologist and postdoctoral fellow at the UNC-CH School of Medicine’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and her mentor Dr. Albert S. Baldwin Jr., a biology professor who also works at the center.